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Silicon Mechanics Newsletter - April 2011

Intel Xeon E3-1200 Platform (formerly codenamed "Bromolow")

We have introduced three new 1U, single-socket servers that feature the latest Intel Xeon processors–the E3-1200 Series running the Intel C204 Chipset. These servers feature the new Sandy Bridge microarchitecture, Intel Turbo Boost 2.0, and a host of other features that optimize performance uptime and security. The new products are: For more information about the new processor and chipset, download the Silicon Mechanics Guide to the Intel Xeon E3-1200.

Limited Time Offer: $400 off NVIDIA Tesla GPUs

If you're interested in our GPU-powered Rackform iServ R350, NOW is the time to buy. Through April 30, 2011, you can purchase this system and receive a $200 discount per GPU – a potential savings of $400. For more information visit our R350 product page. Questions? Contact your Silicon Mechanics Sales Expert at 866-352-1173 or email

Reminder: Storform iSCSI Storage Line Updated

We have updated our line of iSCSI storage appliances! These new storage solutions offer an integrated SAS / SATA hardware RAID controller, more RAM, 6Gb/s SAS backplanes, and more efficient redundant power supplies.

Reminder: AMD Opteron-Based Storage Servers

Four new AMD-based Storform Storage servers and two updated Rackform nServ servers have joined the Silicon Mechanics lineup. All of these servers feature 2 AMD Opteron 6100 Series Processors. These servers offer high-capacity, low-cost storage without compromising on power, flexibility, or reliability: All of our storage servers are easily expandable with the addition of our Storform JBODs.

Our Rackform nServ A346 2U and our A362 3U have also been updated to include the latest Opteron processors. You can now take advantage of new power management features, DDR3 Memory, and 12MB of L3 cache per socket in general compute servers with either 8 or 16 drives.

Reminder: 4 New JBODs Launched

We have updated and expanded our line of Storform JBOD products. All of these JBODs feature a 6Gb/s SAS expander backplane and 2 external SAS 2.0 ports, and are an easy and economical way to expand your Storform Storage server's capacity. For additional information on all of the Silicon Mechanics storage products, visit our Storform category, email your Silicon Mechanics Sales Representative at, or call us at 866-352-1173.

Reminder: AMD and Intel Announce Updated CPUs

Both AMD and Intel have announced the availability of additional processors, and you can get them right here at Silicon Mechanics. All of the CPUs released in these families continue to be available, but you may want to check for possible improvements in price/performance before making your next CPU decision.

The Intel Xeon Processor 5600 Series has added ten new selections for use in dual-socket servers: 5 in the advanced segment; 2 in the standard segment; and 3 in the basic segment.

In the AMD Opteron 6100 Series, there are five new CPUs for use in single-, dual-, or quad-socket servers. There is 1 new CPU in the performance-optimized high-powered "SE" segment; 2 in the standard segment; and 3 in the low-power "HE" segment.

The Silicon Mechanics Guides to the Intel Xeon Processor 5600 and the AMD Opteron 6100 Series have been updated to reflect these changes, and are available for download.

Reminder: Silicon Mechanics on Facebook and Twitter

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